Follow me on Twitter and see How-To Videos on my YouTube channel.
New tips for paralegals and litigation support profesionals are posted to this site each night. Click on the blog headings for better detail.
The views expressed in this blog are those of the owner and do not reflect the views or opinions of the owner’s employer. All content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. The owner of this blog makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site. The owner will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information. This policy is subject to change at any time. The owner is not an attorney, and nothing posted on this site should be construed as legal advice. Litigation Support Tip of the Night does not provide confirmation that any e-discovery technique or conduct is compliant with legal, regulatory, contractual or ethical requirements.
Windows assigns a unique signature to each drive so that the Master Boot Record can keep of the drives. The MBR holds the code that loads the installed operating system.
These disk signatures can be viewed in Registry Editor. At Start type in rededit.exe, and Registry Editor will open. Then browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices.
The disk signature is only the first eight characters listed from the left in the 'Data' column, which is always comprised of digits 0-9 and letters A-F only. The characters which follow show the byte offset . This can be used to show the sector address of the drive - where on a partitioned optical disk the drive begins.